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International signing scandal force Brave FO resignations

Other Baseball Today, 01:10 PM
The Braves GM and his top assistant have been forced to resign over a major league baseball investigation into the teams international si...

Article: From The Handbook: Twins Payroll

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:06 PM
Every year we've published the Twins Daily Offseason Handbook, we've included a payroll analysis for the Minnesota Twins, along with sala...

Article: Twins Add Three Players To 40 Man Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:00 PM
On Monday night, the Minnesota Twins (and teams around MLB) needed to add players to their 40-man roster. By adding these players, they w...

40 Man Roster prior to Rule 5 Draft Deadline

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:48 AM
Here's my take on the 40-man roster, blueprint, rankings or whatever you want to call it   This leaves room for a Rule 5 pickup if t...

Article: Thome, Santana Get First Shot At The Hall

Other Baseball Today, 11:34 AM
The 2018 Baseball Writers’ Association of America released their Hall of Fame ballot on Monday. Returning names like relief pitcher Trevo...

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Twins Hinting At A Busy Offseason

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 21 November 2017 · 249 views
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Recently, the Twins (and all of Major League Baseball) had to finalize their 40 man roster in regards to Rule 5 Draft protection. While the Rule 5 Draft isn't until the conclusion of the Winter Meetings, any eligible players left unprotected on the 40 man are now eligible to be taken by other clubs. With Minnesota having around six guys they could've adde...
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Wins do count

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 19 November 2017 · 239 views
starters, pitching, old time fan

Wins do count https://www.si.com/m...n-spahnmarichal Today I was motivated by reading an article on ESPN by Bradford Doolittle - hitting the reset on pitcher wins http://www.espn.com/...r-wins-baseball

As a baseball fan who started out rooting for Warren Spahn, Lew Burdette, Hank Aaron,...
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2018 Wish List

Posted by MaxOelerking in 2017 Free Agency, 15 November 2017 · 635 views
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Baseball fans around the country are ready for another exciting MLB free agency free-for-all. Especially excited are Twins fans. Coming off a Wild Card season, the Twins and their new management look to become a power in the AL.

Lets first look at what the Twins already have:
Solid starting outfield
Infield depth/flexability
Strong offensive prospects...
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2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition

Posted by butterspud in Twinkie Talk, 14 November 2017 · 1,428 views

2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition Hey everyone,
I recently posted my off-season plan for free agency and now would like to explore trade options as well.
As stated in my last post, I see our needs being:
Starting Pitching
Relief Pitching
Designated Hitter
Bench Bats (Utility)

Here are my top trade wants/possibilities,

Starting Pitchers:
1. Daniel Norris for Kohl Stewart & Luis Arrae...
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The New Management Team - How are they doing?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 14 November 2017 · 386 views

The one year anniversary of the new Falvine Team has come and gone. We have a year's activity to judge this duo and like any new management there are some pluses and minuses, as follows:

PLUSES:

1. The Twins improved by 26 wins over 2016. In truth, even F&L's biggest supporters would be hard pressed to attribute this improvement to their actions...
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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashburyjohn in Post Hoc, 13 November 2017 · 254 views

I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...
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Twins off-season thoughts: The first of the 2 trades for starting pitching: Match made in heaven.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 11 November 2017 · 957 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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My premise this off-season is for the Twins to be competitive deep in the 2018 post-season, they need 2 starters better than Berrios, and at least 3 relievers better than what they have now. A few days ago, I discussed three free agents who can play a vital role in the Twins' 2018 pen. Un...
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WARNE: Twins Unequivocally Did the Right Thing at the Trade Deadline

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 08 November 2017 · 734 views
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It’s not often that I allow someone in my mentions to get me so wound up that I devote an entire, stand-alone article to a single person, but here we are.

The tweet in question — feel free to click and read the mind-bending thread in all its glory — appears as follows:
http://zonecoverage....1/Capture-1.jpg

NOTE: This person...
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2018 Twins Blueprint

Posted by Baseball Bat in Baseball Bat's Offseason Blueprint, 06 November 2017 · 1,061 views

Hello all,

It is a great time of the year to be a baseball rumor junkie and (finally) a Twins fan. In last years blueprint forum I advocated a complete teardown in trading both Dozier and Santana. This year I am advocating for just the opposite. I think the Twins are entering year 1 of a 5-year window to truly contend. I say 5 years because that is one y...
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100 wins in 2018

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 04 November 2017 · 695 views
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What a year! 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26
Improving by 26 games is quite a feat. So how did the 2017 Twins get there? 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26Pythag Wins 66 83 +17Luck -7 +2 +9
Okay, so the actual improvement was more like 17 games. The "Luck" here is shorth...
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The Twins Takes - Minnesota Twins MLB Draft History

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 02 November 2017 · 1,764 views
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The Twins Takes - Minnesota Twins MLB Draft History How have the Minnesota Twins done in the MLB Draft in the past and recently?
The Minnesota Twins has to make the most out of every player they acquire through the draft. You can say that about every team in Major League Baseball but, some of those teams have the ability to make up for a bad draft every now and then. They can stretch the payroll to go get...
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Happy Birthday, Jim Perry

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 30 October 2017 · 1,683 views

Happy Birthday, Jim Perry It’s the birthday of Twins all-time great Jim Perry, born in Williamston, North Carolina in 1935.

Perry came up with the Cleveland ballclub in 1959 at the age of 23, finishing runner-up to Washington’s Bob Allison in American League Rookie of the Year balloting. His sophomore season he tied with Baltimore’s Chuck Estrada for the AL lead with 18 wins. He...
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Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 47

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 24 October 2017 · 194 views
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The Twins might be done for 2017, but the Supershow will never die! With Stubbs out of town, the boys invade New Thompson South.

Dantez and Panda break down the 2017 post-season, reminisce about Glen Perkins’ major league career, machinate on what might happen with the 2018 Twins, and what games they’d love to see on a N64 Classic!

You can find this sh...
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Warming up: A look towards Hot Stove - Starting Pitching edition

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 23 October 2017 · 706 views
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Continuing in the off-season series, today looking at the free agent market for starting pitching: who's available and which members of the current class the Twins could target in the free agent market.

The Twins, as most other teams in the league, are in need of starting pitching. They are one of the few teams that consider themselves legitimate postsea...
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead

Posted by Seth Stohs in Seth Stohs' Blog, 21 October 2017 · 873 views
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead Alright, as many of you know - and maybe many of you are - I'm a huge binge TV watchers. I've got access to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix and watch so many shows. I'll watch almost anything. I've watched shows like Highway to Heaven, and I've watched shows like American Horror Story. I'm currently watching old episodes of 7th Heaven, and I'm very excited for S...
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Ron Gardenhire hired as Detroit manager

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 20 October 2017 · 331 views

Former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire has signed a three-year contract to manage the Detroit Tigers, according to MLBTradeRumors.

Here is the link .
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Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 October 2017 · 708 views

Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history “Sure, we knew about racism – met it every day. But we loved playing ball and that field wasn’t black or white, just beautiful green grass. It treated everybody the same.” Negro Leaguer Joe Scott

As one of the official reviewers for the Twin Cities Film Fest, I am provided with advance screeners for many of the movies selected to be shown at the annual O...
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In Praise of Joe Mauer

Posted by theJemmer in theJemmer's Blog, 06 October 2017 · 1,153 views

I'm very happy that Joe had a great year. It was nice to see him return to the .300 club.

Many years ago I sat in a packed, humid gym for a taping of an ESPN special focusing on Joe - just as contract negotiations were heating up. He had just won the MVP, his second consecutive gold glove, and became the first catcher to lead the league in average, obp...
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Minnesota Blah – Tribulations and Tears

Posted by markroehl in Blog markroehl, 04 October 2017 · 1,042 views

Copied from my blog: https://takesallkinds.wordpress.com/ which has embeds and such.

While watching the Twins invariably blow their 3-0 first inning lead to the Yankees yesterday, it got me thinking of how horrible it is to be a Minnesota sports fan. As I’m sure you know, the majority of sports fandom is based on where you’re from. A person who grew u...
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The Other Guys

Posted by minnesotassa in Minnesota SSA's Blog, 03 October 2017 · 393 views
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Originally Written by: Zane Douglas at mnssa.blogspot.com

The Minnesota Twins have a solid list of prospects, but the bunch looks weak compared to the Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jose Berrios days. If you were to look at any of the current guys at the top of the Twins prospect list right now, you might see names like Nick Gordon, Royce Lewis, or Step...

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